Droscha Sugarbush is a family-owned maple syrup business located on the Droscha centennial homestead in Mason, Michigan. We’ve been making pure maple syrup the old-fashioned way for more than 100 years. These days, our sugarbush has grown to also become a local maple incubator, providing custom boiling, bottling, and labeling for over 6,000 taps from our neighbors and more than half of all the sap collected each season.
Our business is built on four commitments:
Family first. Family is the foundation of Droscha Sugarbush. Our craft, perfected and passed down through generations, is firmly upheld to this day to produce maple syrup the way we’ve always made it, through hard work and commitment to a high quality finished product.
Keep it simple. Our maple products are produced simply and traditionally – Fresh maple sap, hardwood fire, and filters – no shortcuts and no substitutes.
Loyal to local commerce. We make every effort to source supplies and sell our maple products at local farmer markets, stores, and restaurants. We support the development of other maple brands from neighbor ‘sappers’ who want to bring their product to market.
Sustainable practices. Much of our family history was written in our maple groves. Knowing that our ancestors tapped many of the same maple trees reminds us to continue to preserve the legacy for future generations by sustainably managing our woodlots.